Just days after T-Mobile upgraded its One plan to include HD video streaming and 10GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data, Sprint is following suit.
Sprint on Thursday announced a new unlimited plan that includes HD-quality video streams and 10GB of mobile hotspot data. This is actually Sprint's second major plan change in recent days after the company announced a $90 unlimited plan for five lines on Friday.
When you sign up for this new plan with AutoPay, you'll pay $50/month for the first line. You can then add a second line for a spouse, partner, or friend and pay $90 a month total for both lines. Then, you can add up to two more people to the plan for free. For a family of four, this breaks down to $22.50 a month per person. The plan includes HD-quality video plus 10GB mobile hotspot data per line, meaning you won't pay any extra fees for these perks.
Those who switch to Sprint and trade in a qualifying smartphone on this plan can lease an iPhone 7 for 18 months for $0 monthly payments. Eligible phones include iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, LG V20, G5, and Moto Droid 2.
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The plan Sprint announced on Friday, meanwhile, offers up to five lines of unlimited data for $90 a month but doesn't include HD streaming. The catch with both options is that you lock in that discounted rate through March 31, 2018. After that date, the price of service will go up: an extra $10 per month for the first line; the second line will stay at $40 per month; and each of the other lines will cost $30 a month. So, if you have four lines on your plan, your bill will go from $90 a month to $160.
T-Mobile's One plan, which as of this week includes HD video streaming and 10GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data, costs $70 for one line, $100 for two, or $160 for four.
For those keeping track: Sprint's new unlimited HD plan is a direct response to T-Mobile's, which was a response to Verizon's new unlimited plan, which also includes HD streaming and hotspot data.